CITY COMMISSION

MEETING AGENDA

April 10, 2018 - 5:45 p.m.

(Posted on webpage at 5:00 p.m. on April 5, 2018)

 

City Commission Room, First Floor of City Hall

6 East 6th Street

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The City Commission reserves the right to amend, supplement, or re-order

the agenda during the meeting.

 

Updates:

04/09/18 @ 1:25 p.m.:

·         Removed at applicant’s request, Consent Agenda Item No. 6 a) – second reading of Ordinance No. 9448, authorizing the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor on the 100 block of E 8th Street and the intersection of 8th St and New Hampshire Street from 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Friday April 20, 2018, associated with the Downtown Shotput event; and

·         Added an updated memo to Work Session Item No. 2 – Discussion regarding downtown public safety cameras.

 

In order to be included as part of the agenda packet, written communications must be received by the City Manager’s Office by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting.  Communications received after 12:00 p.m. will be printed and given to the Commissioners at the meeting rather than being included as part of the online agenda.  Please send correspondence electronically to bjwalthall@lawrenceks.org.  If sending large attachments, please verify receipt by calling 785.832.3400.

 

 

 

A.

RECOGNITION/PROCLAMATION/PRESENTATION:

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None.

 

 

 

B.

CONSENT AGENDA: Play Video >


NOTE:  All matters listed below on the Consent Agenda are considered under one motion and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion on those items.  If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.  Members of the public wishing to speak to an item that has been pulled off the Consent Agenda will be limited to three (3) minutes for comments.

Moved by Commissioner Soden, seconded by Commissioner Ananda, to approve the consent agenda as below. Motion carried unanimously.
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1.

Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 04/03/18.

 

 

2.

Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:

 

 

 

Horizon 2020 Steering Committee meeting of 03/05/18

 

Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission meetings of 01/07/18 and 02/14/18

 

Planning Commission meeting minutes of 02/21/18

 

 

3.

Approve all claims.  The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting.  If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be posted as soon as possible the next business day.

 

 

4.

Approve licenses as recommended by the City Clerk’s Office.

 

 

5.

Adopt on first reading, Ordinance No. 9457, adding one additional city appointee to the Affordable Housing Advisory Board (AHAB recommend approval 11-0 on 03/12/18).   Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

 

6.

Adopt on second and final reading, the following ordinance(s):

 

 

 

 

a)

REMOVED AT APPLICANT’S REQUEST. Ordinance No. 9448, authorizing the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor on the 100 block of E 8th Street and the intersection of 8th St and New Hampshire Street from 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Friday April 20, 2018, associated with the Downtown Shotput event.

 

 

 

 

b)

Ordinance No. 9455, allowing the sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol on the public right-of-way on the 300 block of West 7th Street, on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Watson Park for the Rockin’ Red Music Fest event.

 

 

 

 

c)

Ordinance No. 9441, authorizing the issuance of up to $90,000,000 in hospital revenue bonds for Lawrence Memorial Hospital to provide funds to finance its new west facility and other improvements, and refund and redeem other outstanding bonds.  (PIRC recommended approval 6-0 on 02/13/18). 

 

 

 

 

d)

Ordinance No. 9449, prohibiting parking on the east side of Ousdahl Road, 75’ in each direction, from 19th Terrace, 20th Street, and 20th Terrace (TC item #7; recommend approval 9-0 on 3/5/18).

 

 

 

7.

Authorize the City Manager to execute Addendum No. 1, Stakeholder Engagement, to the Engineering Services Agreement with GHD Inc. for the Farmland Remediation Project in the amount of $5,194.00. Staff Memo & Attachments

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Play Video >


ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION:  The public is allowed to speak to any items or issues, except those scheduled on the consent agenda or regular agenda portions of the agenda, after first being recognized by the Mayor.  Each person will be limited to three (3) minutes for public comment.  As a general practice, the Commission will not discuss/debate these items, nor will the Commission make decisions on items presented during this time, rather they will refer the items to staff for follow up, if necessary.  Individuals are asked to come to the microphone, sign in, and state their name and address.  Speakers should address all comments/questions to the Commission.

 

 

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COMMISSION ITEMS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:     None

 

 

 

 

F.

CALENDAR:     Meeting List    2019 Budget Calendar

Moved by Commissioner Soden, seconded by Commissioner Ananda, to adjourn at 5:51 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
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ADJOURN:

 

 

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The City Commission will need to entertain a motion to adjourn the regular City Commission Meeting before moving into the work session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY COMMISSION

WORK SESSION AGENDA

April 10, 2018

 

City Commission Room, First Floor of City Hall

6 East 6th Street

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The work session will begin immediately following the

completion of the City Commission Meeting

 

The work session provides an opportunity for the City Commission to discuss items in greater detail.  As a general practice, the Commission will not make decisions on items presented during this time; rather they will refer the items to staff for follow up, if necessary.  Public comment related to the work session topics will be allowed at the end of the discussion on each item.  Each person will be limited to three (3) minutes for public comment.

 

 

1.

Discussion with Transportation Commission regarding goals and priorities.   Staff Memo & Attachments Play Video >

 

 

2.

Discussion regarding downtown public safety cameras.    City Attorney's Office Staff Memo - Updated 04/09/18    Police Department Staff Memo & Attachments Play Video >

 

 

The City Manager presented information on the University of Kansas practice football stadium project schedule.
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Proposed merger of Public Works and Utilities Departments.    Staff Memo & Attachments    PowerPoint Presentation Play Video >

 

 

 

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS CURRENT VACANCIES:

 

 

Listed below are existing and upcoming vacancies on City of Lawrence Boards and Commissions.  If interested in serving on a board, citizens should visit the website at www.lawrenceks.org/boards to volunteer online, or send a letter of interest to the Mayor, P.O. Box 708, Lawrence, KS  66044.

 

 

Affordable Housing Advisory Board:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19.

 

Homeless Issues Advisory Committee:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19. This position is designated for a law enforcement representative.

 

Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19.

 

Lawrence Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging:

Five positions expired 12/31/17. Four positions are eligible for reappointment to additional terms and one position will become vacant.

 

Mental Health Board:

One position expired 04/30/17.

 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/20.

 

Public Transit Advisory Committee:

One vacancy for a position that expired 12/31/17.

 

Sales Tax Audit Committee

Two positions expire 04/30/18 and are eligible for reappointment to additional terms.

 

Senior Resource Center for Douglas County, Inc.:

One position expired 12/31/17 and is eligible for reappointment to additional terms.

 

Sister Cities Advisory Board:

One vacancy for a position that expires 12/31/19.  Three vacancies for positions that expired 12/31/17.